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Gary William Starcher

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Gary William Starcher

Age 52, of Weston, was a resident of the Arbors of Marietta, passed away in Marietta Memorial Hospital of Marietta, Ohio following an extended illness

He was born in Weston on June 29, 1959: son of the late William H. Starcher and Wanda L. (Taylor) Starcher of Weston.

On April 14, 1990, he married Linda Mary (Shackleford) Harrison Starcher, who survives.

Gary is also survived by three step children: Gary L. Harrison, Gregory L. Harrison and Linda Gail (Joseph M. Menendez, Jr.) Menendez all of Weston, one step daughter-in-law: Mary L. Harrison, and nine step grandchildren: Gary I. Harrison, Alexis V. Harrison, Geoffrey Logan Harrison, Brooklynn R. Harrison, Morgan Hannah Harrison, Robert Ray Jones, III, Johnathan G. Menendez, Tyler D. Goldsmith and Rylee A. McCoy all of Weston. He is also survived by one sister: Karen L. Hyde of Marietta, OH, one nephew: Barry William Hyde of Decatur, TN, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In addition to his father, Mr. Starcher was preceded in death by one sister: Melinda Starcher Warner, one step son: Geoffrey L. Harrison, maternal grandparents: Woodrow E. Taylor, Addie L. and Warren Probst and paternal grandparents: Harvey Starcher and Rada (Rohr) Starcher.

Before his illness, Mr. Starcher was employed at the Weston Hardee’s for several years. He was a graduate of Lewis County High School with the “Class of 1977.” Gary was active with 4-H, livestock events, and was a member of the WV 4-H All Stars of Lewis County. He enjoyed football, basketball, and reading Westerns.

Family and friends were received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral home chapel with Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Gary William Starcher.

Thomas Issac Schoffler

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Thomas Issac Schoffler

Age 62, of Crystal Lake Community, West Union, WV, died of a sudden illness on January 17, 2012.

Tom was born in Ashland, KY, September 05, 1949, son of the late Robert and Velvia Louise Moore Schoffler.

Tom “Ikie Doll” was a graduate of Ravenswood High School and Salem College. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Allstate Insurance Company after 29 years of service. Tom also taught at the Industrial Home for Youth in the 1970s, where he returned to substitute teach after his retirement. He also served as a substitute teacher and Read Aloud volunteer in the Doddridge County School System.

Tom is survived by his wife Debra Heflin Schoffler; sons, Thomas Schoffler and Timothy Schoffler; daughter-in-law, Cassandra Schoffler; granddaughters, Elizabeth Danielle, Isabelle Ann, Rebekah Doak and Catharine Dora; siblings and spouses, Judith Norris, Robert and Deborah Schoffler of Fowlerville, Mich., and Mike and Katie Schoffler Shumate of Alma, Ill.; mother-in-law, Ethel Heflin; first wife, Linda Ott, as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, in-laws, friends and extended family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Marion Dennis Schoffler; brother-in-law, Berchie Wayne Norris; nephew, Keith Andrew Norris; and father-in-law, James Heflin.

Tom enjoyed reading, bird watching and spending time with his grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, 2:00 PM at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood, with Tom’s very good friend, Pastor Alan Stewart officiating.

Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery.

Friends will be received at Roush Funeral Home Thursday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

Merida Louise LaFon

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Merida Louise LaFon

Age 78, of Parkersburg, formerly of Gassaway, WV passed away January 17, 2012, at home after an extended illness.

She was born October 21, 1933 at Widen, WV, a daughter of the late Orval and Irene Murphy Given.

She was a 50 year member of the Gassaway Order of Eastern Star and a member of the Elk Valley Extension Homemakers Club.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by husband, Howard “Duck” LaFon.

Surviving: son, William LaFon of Enterprise; sister, Lenore Rollyson of Parkersburg; three grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

Service will be 1:00 PM Saturday at Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway with Rev. Johnny Conrad officiating. Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Gassaway.

Friends may call from 6:00 - 9:00 PM Friday at the funeral home.

Carl James Luzader

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Carl James Luzader

Age 85 of Joe’s Run Rd. (Sand Fork Community), departed this life Sunday morning, January 15, 2012 in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Weston, following an extended illness.

He was born August 29, 1926 in Gilmer County, a son of the late Raymond and Melvie Danley Luzader.

Mr. Luzader was a member of the Sand Fork Baptist Church

He was a coal miner, and retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways as a heavy equipment operator. He also proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.

On April 15, 1950 he was united in marriage to Doris Jean Lowther,  who survives at their Joe’s Run Rd. home.

Surviving are: (2 Daughters) Kathy Chapman and husband Darrell of Mt. Olive, North Carolina, and Diana Langford and husband Jim of Chloe, West Virginia; (2 Sons) Billy Joe Luzader and wife Shae of Grafton, Ohio and James “Randy” Luzader and wife Sherry of Sand Fork, West Virginia; (5 Grandchildren) Kristi Bailey and husband Chris, Meagan Luzader, Steve Chapman and wife Lynn, Chris McVaney and wife Torie, and Aaron James Langford and wife Heather; (5 Great-Grandchildren) Chesney Best, Alexis McVaney,  Destiny Langford, Shawn and George McVaney; (1 Brother) Tom Luzader of Glenville WV; (1 brother-in-law) Harold Lowther and wife Rebecca of Sand Fork WV. There are also several nieces and nephews surviving.

Along with his parents, Carl was preceded in death by siblings Roscoe, Aaron, Raymond, Danley, and Jennings Luzader,  Evelane Miller, Annabell Luzader, and Catherine Williams.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. Glenville West Virginia, on Thursday January 19, 2012 with Pastor Bryan Groves and Pastor Phil Wilson officiating.

Burial will follow in the Hiney Cemetery, Linn West Virginia.

Friends may call from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday evening at the mortuary.

The family would like to thank Dr. Snuffer and the nursing staff in the Intensive Care Unit at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital for their care and compassion. The Family would also to thanks everyone for their prayers and act of kindness.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is humbled to serve the family of Carl James Luzader with arrangements.

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John Waitman Radcliff

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John Waitman Radcliff

Age 72, of McWhorter Rd. Jane Lew passed away on Monday, January 16, 2012 in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center of Clarksburg following an extended illness.

He was born in Stouts Mills on January 12, 1940: son of the late William E. Radcliff and Evelyn Virginia (Craig) Radcliff Minney.

On January 15, 1961, he married Mary Jean (Posey) Radcliff, who survives.

Mr. Radcliff is survived by two daughters: Mindi (Ken) McGill of Streetsboro, OH and Shelly (Randall) Fallon of Anmoore, WV, two sons: John (Kathy) Radcliff, II of Summersville and Robert L. (Rhonda) Hawkins, Jr. of Kentucky and one son-in-law Ron Hart of Clarksburg. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

He is also survived by one sister: Sharon Call of Ohio, Uncle Ivan Craig and Aunt Jean, Aunt Norma Craig and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Radcliff was preceded in death by one daughter: Connie Louise Hart, one brother: Floyd Radcliff and one sister: Shelvajean Facemire.

Mr. Radcliff was a psychiatric aide at the Weston State Hospital.

He was a member of the Weston Church of God and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

John was a veteran of the United States Navy. He loved spending time with family and singing and enjoyed hunting and fishing. John never met a stranger and loved helping neighbors and friends.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 2:00 - 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Randall Hughes officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Peterson Cemetery on Oil Creek in Roanoke, WV.

Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Lewis County Honor Guard.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is charge of arrangements for John Waitman Radcliff.

Jessie M. Jackson

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Jessie M. Jackson

Age 89, of Petroleum, WV, passed away January 15, 2012.

She was born at Stillwell, WV, the daughter of the late Coleman and Alberta Bell McIntire.

She was a homemaker who loved taking care of her family, reading, puzzle books and collecting dolls.

She was Methodist by faith.

She is survived by her children, Liz Pepper and husband Ronnie of Petroleum, Mary Parsons and husband Steve of Crown City, Ohio, Betty Dawson and husband Jeff of Marietta, Ohio, Howard Jackson and wife Blu of Wadsworth, Ohio, Barbara Black and husband Bill of Kent, Ohio, and Jim Jackson and wife Shirley of Orangeville, IL; one brother, Harley McIntire of Parkersburg; her grandchildren, Jeremy, Emma, McKenna, Joey, Patience, Raylyn, Braden and Willie Broce; a very special granddaughter who lived with her since she was one year old, Sarah Martin and husband Nick and their children, Abby and Sadie. Many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her very special friends, Terry and Sheila Pepper and Rodney and Peggy Bailey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Waitman Jackson; her children, Gary and Charles Jackson, Judy Lester and Katherine Skinner. Two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:00 PM at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Rev. Doug Guinn officiating.

Burial will be in the McPeek Cemetery at Murphytown, WV.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

Willa Dawn Whitesel

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Willa Dawn Whitesel

of Gassaway, WV passed from this life on December 31, 2011.

Willa was a devout Baptist who loved her family, cooking, nature, games and cross-country travel. She was of generous heart, always ready to assist those needing a helping hand. With strong faith she passed with dignity and gratitude toward her caretakers. She was ready to go home to her Lord Jesus and excited to reunite with loved ones who had gone before her.

Willa was preceded in death by one son, John R. Whitesel, Jr.; one great grandson, Patrick W. Frame; one brother, one infant brother and six sisters.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John Robert; four daughters, Sandy (Stan) Arthur of Tillamook, OR, Becky (Frank) Ward of Manassas, VA, Janetta DeOnna of State College, PA, Debbie Frame of Maysville, NC; she will be missed by her sole surviving sister, Elsie “Dot” (Howard) Raines of Normantown, WV; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Funeral service to celebrate her life was held 1:30 PM Thursday, January 05 at the Old German Community Church, Chapel, WV with Pastor Rick Hart officiating.

Burial was in the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery on Steer Creek.

Friends called from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday January 04 at the church.

Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway, WV.

Gladys Pearl (Stutler) Oldaker

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Gladys Pearl (Stutler) Oldaker

Age 83, went home to be with her Lord and loved ones, on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 following a brief illness.

She was born in Gilmer County, WV, to the late Hayward and Peggy (Cather) Stutler.

Gladys graduated from Jane Lew High School in 1945 and married WilburOldaker, whom she celebrated 52 years of marriage prior to his passing in 1998.

She worked for the Rev. Williams Powers at the Louisville Baptist Temple.

Later she was employed at K Mart in Cayton and retired after 26 years of employment.

She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church on Fohl Rd. in Canton.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Leona and Gene Powell; her brother, Lester Stutler; granddaughter, Jennifier Hall; sister-in-law Ruby Randolph and brother-in-law, Willard Oldaker. She is survived by her son, Marlin (Peggy) Oldaker of Lavaletta, WV; her daughter, Melodie (Randy) Donaldson of Loiusville, Ohio; sisters, Oleta (Beecher) Cogar of Canton, Ohio and Peggy Helmick of Morgantown, WV; brother-in-law, Bond Randolph of Clarksburg, WV and Jean Oldaker of Schertz, Texas; four grandchildren, Tina (Larry) Leffingwell, Bobby Oldaker, Stephen (Carrie) Donaldson and Alisha (Jason) Beardmore, Tucker, Sydney and Savannah Donalson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel, with Pastor Thomas Shank officiating.

Burial followed in the Union Cemetery in Louisville.

Rosalea Satterfield

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Rosalea Satterfield

Age 67, Akron, formerly of Pennsboro and Parkersburg, went home be with her Lord on January 11, 2012, at Akron City Hospital.

She was born in Ritchie County on October 18, 1944, a daughter of the late Icy Goldie Jones. She was a homemaker.

Surviving are two daughters, Lydia Satterfield of Parkersburg and Melanie Lutz of Akron; five sons, Shawn Satterfield of St. Marys, Don Vincent of Louisiana, Deal Vincent and Kevin Vincent, both of Harrisville, and Brian Vincent of Charleston; seven grandchildren, Blake and Drake Nelson, Gavin and Gracie Vincent, Shane and Sierra Vincent and Jessica Walker; one grant granddaughter, Ava Spencer; a brother, Billy Jones of Tollgate; three sisters, Geraldine Jones of Pennsboro, Stella Cottrill of Pullman and Doris Greathouse of Harrisville; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lennie Satterfield; two brothers, William and Jackie Ray Jones; a sister, Loretta Barniak; and a grandson, Ricky Spencer.

Services were at 5:00 PM on Saturday at the Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with the Rev. Leonard Satterfield officiating.

Visitation was from 2:00 PM until services at 5:00 PM Saturday.

A gathering of friends and family will be held immediately after the services at the Salvation Army Fellowship Room.

Participants are asked to bring a covered dish and beverages.

Mary Edith Jenkins

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Mary Edith Jenkins

Age 84, of Mountain, WV, died Friday, January 13, 2012, at Parkersburg, WV.

She was born May 06, 1927, at Cairo, WV, the daughter of the late Elza and Audrey Metz Mossor.

Mary Edith had been employed by the former Myles Manufacturing, Pennsboro, WV.

She had attended the Pike Church of Christ.

She had a deep love for all her animals.

She is survived by her husband, W. Burl Jenkins; one son, Gary Mossor and wife Marilyn, Mountain, WV; one daughter, Donna Owens and husband Curt, Pennsboro, WV; step grandchildren, Cynthia Gordon, Sheila Cooper, Connie Fluharty, Kathy Greathouse and Karen Shrives, one great grandchild, Dylan Gordon.

Funeral services will be held Monday, January 16, 2012, at 1:00 PM, from the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, WV with the Evangelist Ed Melott officiating.

Burial will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery, Joseph’s Mills, WV.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 until 8:00 PM on Sunday, January 15, 2012 and after 9:00 AM on the day of the service.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Ritchie County Humane Society, P.O. Box 194, Harrisville, WV, 26362.

Nainiu Hiner

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Nainiu Hiner

Age 68, of Strange Creek, WV gently passed into eternity with our Lord on Saturday, December 31, 2011.

Nainiu was born on December 21, 1943 in Hawaii to the late Tapuvae and Lemalu Faatiliga.

She was a Baptist by faith and a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents,sisters, Faaviga Faatiliga, Naipuva Allen, and Pama. Brothers,Tapuvae Faatiliga, and Faamasino Faatiliga.

She is survived by her husband Roy Hiner, children John, Junior, Jeff, Tapu, Sandra, Darlene, David Hiner, Daniel Hiner (Julie), Ray Hiner (Melissa), Nicole Hiner (Odis), siblings Fustai Weeks, and Tunuvse Faatiliga and grandchildren, Daniel, Christopher, Isaac, Marie Lynn, Naomi, Jeremiah, Jordan, Jacob, Jada, Billy, Amber, Cody, Isiah, Daniel,Jonathan and Jason, great-grandson Robert “Running Bear” and many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held 1:00 PM on Thursday, January 05, 2012 at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Tinney officiating.

Friends called one hour prior to the service.

Jo Ann Sprigg

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Jo Ann Sprigg

Age 64, of Sand Run Road Weston passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Ruby Memorial Hospital of Morgantown following an extended illness.

She was born in Frankford, PA on July 01, 1947: daughter of the late Joseph Coates and Pearl Mary (Daley) Coates.

On September 26, 1970, she married Henry Sprigg, III, who preceded her in death on December 24, 2011.

Mrs. Sprigg is survived by three daughters: Jo Ann (Kevin) Cornell of Weston, Shannon (Les) Roselle of Jane Lew, and Erin Sprigg at home, one daughter: Michelle Sprigg, who preceded her in death, and three Sons: Anthony (Lisa) Sprigg of EHT, NJ, David (Lynn) Sprigg, Sr. of Berkley Springs, WV and Joseph Sprigg, Jr. of EHT, NJ. Also surviving are 23 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, one brother: Raymond W. Coates, Sr. of EHT, NJ, one sister: Frannie Davidson of Atlantic City, NJ and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Sprigg was a homemaker. She enjoys cooking and being on the computer with friends and family. She also loves visiting with here family and friends.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Sunday, January 15, 2012 from 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Clifford West officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Old Field Fork Cemetery.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Jo Ann Sprigg.

Melvin Cottrell

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Melvin Cottrell

Age 67, of Arnoldsburg, WV, passed from this life at 4:29 PM January 12, 2012 at home surrounded by loving family and friends.

He was born March 17, 1944 son of the late Noah and Fronia Jones Cottrell.

He ended a well fought, 5 year, battle with colon cancer.

He was a life-long resident of the community of Crummies Creek. His passing occurred about one mile from his birth place. Melvin’s livelihood was various employments in pipeline construction and auto and heavy equipment mechanics. He was an avid sportsman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Marie and a brother Darrell.

Saddened survivors include his wife of 45 years, Patricia Elaine (Groves) Cottrell; daughter Lisa Thomas and her husband Roger of Parkersburg WV; son, Gregory Paul and his wife Kristen (Heiney) of Crummies Creek WV; four grandchildren, Cody Cottrell of Fairmont WV, Cameron Cottrell of Crummies Creek, Tiffany (Hall) Davis and her husband Marcus of Mt. Zion WV; and Tyler Lee of Sand Ridge WV; two great grandchildren, Albany and Baron Davis of Mt. Zion.

Also surviving are 13 siblings, Greta and Cliff Bargeloh of Parkersburg, Freda Mae Falls Bugden of Arnoldsburg WV, Donald and Mary (King) Cottrell of West Lafayette OH, Mildred and Rev. Glenville McBride, Sr. of Parkersburg, Calvin and Nancy (Groves) Cottrell of Siers Run WV, David Cottrell of Arnoldsburg, Randall and Cindy Hoskins Cottrell of Spring Run WV, Vera Johnson of Crummies Creek, Loretta and Jock Bishop of Spring Run, Kathy and Bernard of Elizabeth WV, Carol and Victor Summers of Crummies Creek, Connie and Bradley Hoskins of Spring Run, and Gerald Cottrell of Arnoldsburg.

Following cremation, a memorial service will occur at 2:00 PM Sunday, January 15 at Stump Funeral Home at Arnoldsburg with the Reverends Glenville McBride, Jr. and Sr. officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the time of service.

Mr. Cottrell’s remains will be interred at the Metz Cemetery, Sand Ridge. It was his wish to rest near his parents.

Sincere gratitude is extended to Hospice, family, friends, neighbors, Dr. Hussain, and Roane General Hospital for their care and assistance that allowed Melvin his wish to pass at home.

Mary Lou Collins

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Mary Lou Collins

Age 82, of Newburg, formerly of Grafton, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at United Hospital Center.

She was born July 04, 1929, in Gilmer County, WV, a daughter of the late Grover and Macil (Paugh) Barnhart.

Her husband, Farrell W. Collins, preceded her in death June 08, 1989.

Mary Lou was a mother and a homemaker.  She enjoyed cooking and was an excellent cook. She also enjoyed gospel music, country music, and dancing. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are: three sons, David Collins, of Salem, WV, Donnie Collins and wife Robin, of Bridgeport, and Larry Collins and wife Janet, of Grafton; three daughters, Sue Sapp, of Newburg, Sonya Shingleton and husband Jacko, of Grafton, and Tammy Jones and husband John, of Clarksburg; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Lucille Barnhart and Mary Barnhart, both of Clarksburg, and Shirley Barnhart, of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: one son, Roger Collins; one daughter, Brenda Williams; one sister, Linda Nestor; three brothers, Orville Barnhart, Ronald Barnhart, and Junior Barnhart; one sister in infancy; and one brother in infancy.

Friends called at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Friday from 8:00 AM until the funeral hour.

Funeral services were conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, January 13, 2012, at the funeral home, with Pastor George Murphy and Pastor David Maley officiating.

Interment at the WV National Cemetery.

Dennis Ray Pritt

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Dennis Ray Pritt

Age 57, of Orlando, WV passed away Monday, January 09, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.

Dennis was born November 28, 1954 in Sutton to Elsie Leona Blake Pritt of Copen , WV, and the late Virgil “Buck” Pritt.

He is also preceded in death by his brother; Billy Pritt, sister; Helen Pritt.

Dennis was a coal miner and a carpenter. He had a love for hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his loving companion; Lark Pritt, sons; Shannon Michael Pritt of Orlando, Bradley Wayne Clark of Kings Mt., NC, daughter; Heather Marie Pritt of Orlando, mother Elsie Leona Pritt of Copen,  brothers Everett Pritt and Jimmy Pritt both of Burnsville, Donald Pritt of Columbus Station, OH, Paul Pritt of Copen, sisters; Mary Wine of Copen, Carol Sumpter of Pelham, AL, grandchildren; Jacob Layne and Abigail Layne.

At his request the body has been cremated.

Nellie V. Robinson

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Nellie V. Robinson

Age 88, of Harrisville, died January 10, 2012 at Carehaven of Pleasants, Belmont.

She was born February 28, 1923 in Harrisville, the daughter of the late Raymond and Dottie Elder Haynes.

Nellie had worked for Economy Industries, Harrisville for 28 years.

She was a member of Bonds Creek Freewill Baptist Church and Harris-Ritchie Post 3554 VFW Ladies Aux. She loved to cook, clean, sew and care for children.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Denzil M. Robinson; sisters, Pauline McDonald, and Florabelle Hickman; brother, Robert Haynes; and nephew Acel McDonald, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Pastor Robert Perine officiating.

Burial will follow in the Victory Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 - 11:00 AM.

William Jennings Chipps, Sr.

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William Jennings Chipps, Sr.

Age 61, of Jane Lew passed away on Monday, January 09, 2012 in United Hospital Center of Clarksburg following an extended illness.

He was born in Industrial, WV on October 24, 1950: son of the late Edward Neil Chipps and Dorothy Lorraine (Cottrill) Chipps.

On August 11, 2001, he married Beatrice Ann (Singleton) Chipps, who survives.

Mr. Chipps is also survived by two sons: William J. Chipps, Jr. of Salem and Timothy Shane Chipps of Jane Lew and two grandchildren: William J. Chipps, III and Krista Rose Chipps. He is also survived by six brothers: Neil Chipps, David Lee Chipps, Jeff Chipps, Bob Chipps, John Wayne Chipps and Mike Chipps, four sisters: Debbie Thompson, Brenda Aspy, Kim Nicholson and Kathy Skinner and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Chipps was preceded in death by one sister: Barbara Jean Chipps.

Mr. Chipps was a machine operator with Harrison County Recycling with over 25 years of service.

He was a member of the New Bethel United Methodist Church of Good Hope, WV.

At Mr. Chipps’ request, he will be cremated.

There will be no visitation.

There will be a memorial graveside service at a later date from the Cascara Cemetery in Doddridge County.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for William Jennings Chipps, Sr.

Carol Lillian Burk Gerwig

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Carol Lillian Burk Gerwig

Age 78 of Orlando, Florida and Cedarville, West Virginia, departed this life at 12:09 AM Sunday, January 08, 2012 in Florida Hospital, Altamonte Springs FL, following an extended illness.

She was born September 24, 1933 in Gilmer County, daughter of the late Frank W. and Mary Wilson Burk.

Mrs. Gerwig was a homemaker and mother, she loved volunteering at her resort in Florida, she was a member of the Red Hat Society.

She was a member of the Burk United Methodist Church at Cedarville.

On March 31, 1951 she was united in marriage to Paul James Gerwig, who preceded her in death on September 17, 2001.

Surviving are; (5 children) Frank G. Gerwig and wife Linda of Cumberland Maryland, William P. Gerwig and wife Vonda of Orlando Florida, Larry D. Gerwig and wife Vicki of Cedarville West Virginia, Diane C. Powers and husband Michael of Orlando FL, Michael J. Gerwig and wife Kyong of Orlando FL, (7 Grandchildren) Rachael Bingham, Brandon, Aaron, Shane,  and Jerod Gerwig, and Tess and Jason Powers. There are 14 great grandchildren also surviving.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc. Glenville, West Virginia at 1:00 PM Saturday, January 14, 2012, with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Burnsville I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Friends may call from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM before the funeral hour at the mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisting the family of Carol L. Gerwig with arrangements.

Freddie D. Helmick

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Freddie D. Helmick

Age 62 of Cedar Creek Road, Glenville, WV departed this life at 1:05 PM Saturday January 07, 2012 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown WV following a one week illness.

He was born October 16, 1949 in Gilmer County, son of the late Irene Helmick.

Freddie was a graduate of Burnsville High School and was a heavy equipment operator. He worked in the oil fields and just recently retired from the Gilmer County Board of Education as a school bus driver. He was a Marine Veteran during the Vietnam War, and then joined the National Guard Military Police Branch.

Fred was a member of the Gilmer County Fire Department and E.M.S. for 30 years. One of his favorite pass times was running sideline chains for the Gilmer County High School and Glenville State College football. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, but Freddie’s purpose was helping others and anyone who knew him, knows that.

He also faithfully attended the Church of God of Prophecy at Sand Fork.

On July 21, 2009 he was united in marriage to Helen Williams Helmick, who survives at their Cedar Creek Home.

Two daughters survive; Michelle R. Gum and husband Jim and Jennifer D. Fallo and husband Chuck both of Weston WV, ( 1 step daughter) April Fridley and Fiancee Kieth Tibado of Frostproof Florida, (6 grandchildren) Maddysen Parsons, Leah Fallo, Brayden Fallo, Erin Jenkins, Toby Fridley, and Kameron Tibado.

Also surviving is (1 brother) Larry Joe Helmick of Cleveland Ohio, (1 sister) Doris Jean King of Glenville,  (2,  1/2 brothers) Kenny Conrad of High Point North Carolina, Ronnie Conrad of Glenville, (2,  1/2 sisters) Linda Rowh of Parkersburg West Virginia, and Kathy McCune of Glenville.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Church of God of Prophecy, Sand Fork West Virginia at 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 11, 2012 with Pastor Bryan Groves officiating.

Burial will follow in the Hiney Cemetery, Linn WV.

Friends may call 4:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday at the church and one hour prior to services on Wednesday.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. Glenville WV. is humbled to serve the family of Freddie Helmick with arrangements.

Arlena Hicks

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Arlena Hicks

Age 81, of Arnoldsburg, WV passed away January 09, 2012.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Thursday at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, where friends may call from 11:00 AM until time of service.

Dorothy Kight

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Dorothy Kight

Age 71, of Tanner, Gilmer County, WV, passed away January 08, 2012.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, where friends may call from 11:00 AM Friday until time of service.

Sharon Lynn Skidmore

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Sharon Lynn Skidmore

Age 64, of Weston passed away on Sunday, January 07, 2011 in Ruby Memorial Hospital of Morgantown following an extended illness.

She was born in Spencer on February 20, 1947: daughter of the late Clell Niday and Mildred (Short) Niday.

On December 31, 1975, she married Dane Skidmore, who survives.

Mrs. Skidmore is also survived by one daughter: Melissa (Steve) Turner Rogers of Weston and four sons: Jeffrey (Juliana) Turner of Mebane, NC, Jason (Dorcas) Skidmore, Brian (Sherri) Skidmore, and David (Tammy) Skidmore all of Weston. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren: Kyle and Drew Rogers, Thomas and Katie Turner, Mikelea, Brooklyn, Ethan, Jailee Paige Skidmore, Ryan and Brian, II Skidmore, Lucas and Logan Skidmore, Chelsea and Ryan Kerns and Brandy Skidmore, one brother: Gary (Pauline) Niday of Parkersburg and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Skidmore is a homemaker.

She attended the Grace Fellowship Church of Goosepen Road in Lewis County.

She was a graduate of Weston High School. Sharon loved Shopping!

Family and friends will be received at Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Monday, January 09, 2012 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Bill Hunt officiating.

Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Sharon Lynn Skidmore.

Adrian Kyle Ball

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Adrian Kyle Ball

Age 81, of Grantsville, WV passed away January 07, 2012.

He was the beloved son of the late Freddie Ball and Ethel Doris Snider Ball. Loving brother of the late Wilfred Ball, Freddie Ball, Jr., and Earnestine Ball and to Freda Whytsell of Grantsville, Delores Byrd of Tanner, Erma Moss of Mentor OH and Ernest Ball of Broomstick. Beloved husband to the late Olena Mae Vannoy Ball. Loving father of Steven Kyle Ball of Willowick OH and Wanda Marie Ruple of Indian Trail NC. Loving grandfather to Brian Ruple of Mentor, Erica Schaaf of Matthews NC, Mark Kresila of Westlake OH, and Rachel Kooyman of Eastlake OH. Precious great grandfather to Grace, Ella, Kaleb, Savannah, Kyra, Joshua, Hunter, and Danielle.

Adrian loved life and people and had a very big heart. He loved God, family and his country. He served in the Marine Corp and was stationed in Germany in the early 50’s. No one was a stranger to him for long; they soon knew him as a friend. Adrian’s lifelong dream to retire and move back to Calhoun County came to fruition in 1992 when he retired from Metal Seal and Products of Willoughby OH. He then became the farmer that was in his heart and tended his gardens, fruit trees and animals. He also enjoyed hunting up until the last few years.

He was an active member of Enon Baptist Church and for many tears volunteered as a van driver for the Veterans Administration.

His family and friends will miss him very much.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, January 11 at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with Rev. John Vannoy officiating.

Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday.

Ralph Duane Leggett

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Ralph Duane Leggett

Age 80, of Clarksburg Road, Buckhannon, died Friday, January 06, 2012, at his home under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice.

He was born March 16, 1931, in Doddridge County, a son of the late Ralph H. and Gussie Ellen Squires Leggett.

He was united in marriage on December 17, 1951, to Bernadine Burgess Leggett, who survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Lynn and husband, Tink Powers, and Patricia Ann Leggett, both of Buckhannon; three sons, Thomas Wayne Leggett and wife, Sandy, Timothy Lane Leggett and wife, Kristina, and James Allen Leggett and wife, Tammy, all of Buckhannon; two brothers, Denzil Leggett of Washington Court House, Ohio, and Randall Leggett of Fairmont; and one sister, Carolyn Gaston of Fairmont. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, April Jo Leggett.

Mr. Leggett was a member of Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church.

He was also a member of Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 of the American Legion, having served in the U.S. Air Force. In addition, Mr. Leggett was a member of the Franklin Lodge 7 A.F. and A.M.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Monday, January 09, at Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel.

The funeral will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Tuesday at the funeral chapel with the Rev. Robert F. Heavner officiating.

Interment will follow in Heavner Cemetery where Masonic graveside rites will be performed by the Franklin Lodge 7 A.F. and A.M. Buckhannon Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3663, Frank B. Bartlett Post 7 American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Chapters 5 and 36 will conduct military honors at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice.

Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

John Henry Cavins, Jr.

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John Henry Cavins, Jr.

Age 66, of Weston passed away on Friday, January 06, 2012 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following an extended illness.

He was born in Weston on November 12, 1945: son of the late John Henry Cavins and Mary Louisa (Marsh) Cavins.

On June 17, 1966, he married Darleen (Cavallier) Cavins, who survives.

Mr. Cavins is also survived by two sons: Jerry Lee(Gelah) Cavins of Buckhannon and Randal James (Trinka) Cavins of Orlando, nine grandchildren: Heather Renae Cavins, Jerry Lee Cavins, Jr., Jeffrey Champion, Johnathan Anthony Cavins, Jordan Andrew Cavins, Michelle Shackleford, Kayla Allison Cavins, Danielle Nicole (Trevor) Mowery and Joshua Randal Cavins and two great grandchildren: Landon James Cavins and Cameron Dean Mowery. Also surviving is one sister Sue Mattingly, one brother-in-law: Buck and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents John was preceded in death by one brother: Hubert Cavins, one sister: Jane Rohrbough and one niece.

Mr. Cavins retired from the Weston Sanitary Board with 36 years of service. He enjoyed mowing, gardening and working around the house. John loved NASCAR and spending time with his family.

At Mr. Cavins request, his body will be cremated.

There will be no visitation or services.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for John Henry Cavins, Jr.

Pearl T. Perrine

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Pearl T. Perrine

Age 87, of Rock Cave, WV passed away Friday, January 06, 2012, at her home.

She was born October 25, 1924, at Heaters, Braxton County, WV.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Hugh and Effie Williams Fisher; two brothers, Roy and Oakie Fisher; and five sisters, Oma Nolan, Dessie Knight-Curtis, Nellie and Ethel Cogar and Madeline Fisher.

She is survived by a son, Lonnie Perrine of Rock Cave; daughter, Janet Atkinson and husband, Grant, of Richmond, VA; two grandchildren, Annette Nethken and husband, Mark, of Canaan and Jaimie Marks and wife, Irena, of Annapolis, MD; two great-grandchildren, Betheny Nethken of Buckhannon and Bridgette Nethken-Marteney and husband, Ryan, of Crawford; and two sisters, Olive Curtis of Berlin Road, Weston and Mary Jane Burnside of Buckhannon.

Pearl was employed for 27 years by Reidboard Brothers in Buckhannon.

She was a member of Ingo Church, where she played piano.

She loved the Lord and enjoyed many years of fellowship with her friends. She loved to quilt, work in her garden and canned for her family and friends.

The family will receive friends from Noon to 2:00 PM Sunday, January 08, at Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel in Buckhannon, where services will begin at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Don Elmer officiating.

Burial will follow in Heaston Cemetery.

Tomblyn Whitescarver Funeral Chapel of Buckhannon is in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie A. Fisher

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Bonnie A. Fisher

Age 77, of 124 E 1st Street Weston passed away on Friday, January 06, 2012 in CAMC- Memorial Division of Charleston following a brief illness.

She was born in Clarksburg on December 01, 1934: daughter of the late Eddie Harter and Eva (Butcher) Harter.

On May 29, 1959, she married Roy H. Fisher, who preceded her in death on February 15, 2010.

Mrs. Fisher is survived by one son: Allen (Kim) Fisher of Weston, two grandchildren: Casey Nicole(Ben) Brown and Nicholas Allen (Jackie) Fisher and 5 ¾ great grandchildren: Cole Brown, Gavin Fisher, Maria Brown, Dylan Fisher, Holdyn Fisher and one on the way. She is also survived by one brother: Charles Harter of Clarksburg, one sister: Patty Williams of Weston and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Roy, Bonnie was preceded in death by two brothers: William and Bo Harter and three sisters: Elizabeth Wilfong, Cozetta Harvey and Wanita Harter.

Mrs. Fisher was a clerk at Hardman’s Pharmacy of Weston and also worked at their fountain. She was later a secretary for the Lewis County Magistrates Court and a greeter with Walmart.

She attended Broad Street United Methodist Church of Weston.

Bonnie also enjoyed her needlework.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Sunday, January 08, 2012 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 AM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Richard Justice, Reverend Clifford West and Reverend Russell Furr officiating.

Interment will follow services in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens of Jane Lew, WV.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Bonnie A. Fisher.

Alma M. (Miller) Benedum

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Alma M. (Miller) Benedum

Age 84, of Weston passed away at 9:30 PM on January 06, 2012, at Crestview Manor in Jane Lew following a short Illness. Although Alma suffered greatly from the effects of both Parkinson’s and Altzheimer’s Disease, her smile continued to be a delight to her family and friends until the end. During her final years she received loving and devoted care from her husband, many in-home caregivers, and the wonderful staff at Crestview

Alma was born September 09, 1927, the only daughter of the late Eli F. and Zetta B. (Cogar) Miller of Hepzibah, later of Clarksburg.

She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Homer H. Benedum, and by two sons and daughters-in law, David H. and Patty (Fraley) Benedum of Masontown, and Eric F. and Bertha (Burnside) Benedum of Weston. She is survived by four grandchildren, Stephen A. Benedum and wife Kristina of Bluefield, Erin M. Benedum of Ellicott City, MD, Michael K. Benedum and wife Angela of Ona, and Jason S. Benedum and wife Latricha of Weston, by great-grandchildren Alexis, Jenna, Kendra, and Elise, and by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Alma was preceded in death by two half-sisters, Beatrice Miller Simon and Beulah Miller Wright.

Alma was a proud graduate of Victory High School, class of 1945.

For many years she was an active member and Sunday school teacher at ST. Matthew United Methodist Church in Weston.

After several years raising her family, she returned to work as a Sales Associate for the Weston J. C. Penney’s store, from which she retired in 1989 after serving as Department Manager of both the Catalog and Women’s Departments.

Family and friends will be received at the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home 730 N. Main Avenue Weston on Sunday, January 08, 2012 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2:00 PM from the Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home chapel with Reverend Leslie Benedum officiating.

Interment will follow services in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens of Mount Clare.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of services for Alma M. (Miller) Benedum.

Gale Alvin “Corey” Cain

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Gale Alvin “Corey” Cain

Age 69, of Jane Lew, passed away at 5:20 PM Tuesday, January 03, 2012, at the Louis A. Johnson VAMC, Clarksburg.

He was born in Spelter, May 19, 1942, a son of the late Alvin Clyde and Mary Guietteriz Cain.

Surviving are two sons, Troy Sloan, Jane Lew, Scott Cain, Gypsy; one daughter, Kelly Armiger and her husband Rodney, Mims, FL; four sisters, Wilma Chrastina and her husband Bill, Betty Ayers, Marie Swiger, Mary Louise Vincent, all of Shinnston; one aunt, Evelina Singleton, Shinnston; four grandchildren, Mary Roscoe, Idamay, Christian Armiger, Wyatt Armiger, Mims, FL, Dylan Sloan, Fairmont; and one great-granddaughter, Ella Stoller, Idamay.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Denny Cain.

Corey was a 1962 graduate of Victory High School in Adamston where he played basketball and football. He was a veteran, having served with the United States Army. He liked to talk about his military days with his family and friends. Corey was a Heavy Equipment Operator for 33 years, having worked at the M&H Zinc Company in Spelter for four years.

He enjoyed going to NASCAR events at Dover, Daytona and Charlotte Raceways, where he watched his man, Mark Martin. He also enjoyed late-model dirt track racing at local WV tracks. He was an avid deer hunter and loved the outdoors. He enjoyed cooking and having conversation with friends and family. He loved his family more than life itself.

He was a Christian by faith.

Friends called at the Perine Funeral Home, Rt. 19 South, Shinnston, from 2:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, where funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 07, 2012, with Pastor Robert Shingleton officiating.

Interment will be in the Shinnston Masonic Cemetery.

The Perine Funeral Home is honored to serve the Cain family.

Sonja Ann Curry Ramsey

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Sonja Ann Curry Ramsey

Age 65, of Glenville, WV, passed away January 05, 2012 at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg.
She was born in Gilmer County daughter of the late Joseph Bernard Curry and Zelda Fowler Curry.

Surviving are her husband, Cecil Curry; a son, David Curry of Tanner; a daughter, Chrissy Dormeier of Tennyson Indiana; her sister, Ellen Brady of Wakeman, Ohio; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Monday, January 09, 2012 at Stump Funeral Home in Grantsville with Rev. Bryan Groves officiating.

Interment will be in the Good Shepherd Cemetery at Tanner.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday.

Jack Edwin Ford

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Jack Edwin Ford

Age 83 of West Union formerly of Clarksburg departed this life on January 06, 2012 at Noon in the United Hospital Center.

He was born on October 15, 1928 and raised in West Union a son of the late Harold H. and Ollie (Finley) Ford.

Jack was married to Clara (Fleming) Ford, a native of Doddridge County, for 63 years.

He was the older brother of Nelda (Ford) King, wife of the late Sam King of Doddridge County.

Jack was the father of two dear daughters, Sandy Ford, Clarksburg and Karen (Ford) Nardelli and husband Louie G. Nardelli, Clarksburg. He was the proud grandfather of Louie J. Nardelli and wife Christine, Natalie (Nardelli) Gigliotti and husband Tony, and John Paul Nardelli, and the proud great-grandfather of Julian Nardelli, Noah Nardelli, and Stella Claire Gigliotti.

For over 30 years, Jack was a successful business co-owner and an award-winning sales representative at Heaster-Lawson’s Sales and Service.

He was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church of West Union, the Clarksburg Exchange Club and the Herman Lodge #6 AF & AM.

He was a founding member of the Mountaineer Sportsman Club. Jack loved his farm and enjoyed hunting with his “buddies.” Many will remember him as an enthusiastic storyteller and a constant “kidder.”

Funeral services will be conducted in the Spurgeon Funeral Home 212 Front St. West Union on Sunday January 08, 2012 at 2:00 PM with Pastor David McCauley presiding.

Interment will follow in the Masonic Memorial Park, West Union.

The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Sunday from 11:00 AM until service time.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 311 Church Street, West Union, WV 26456.

The family would like to thank the personnel at Heartland Nursing Home and nursing staff at United Hospital Center for their support and care.

Spurgeon Funeral Home is privileged to serve the Ford family.

Katherine Caroline Chapman

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Katherine Caroline Chapman

Age 90, of Cairo, passed away January 05, 2012, at Camden Clark Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Campus.

She was born at Petroleum January 22, 1921, a daughter of the late Glen R. Marden and Josephine (Roberts) Marden.

Mrs. Chapman was a homemaker and a “Rosie Rivoter” during World War II.

She was Presbyterian by faith.

Surviving is her husband of 54 years, Wilbert Paul Chapman Jr.; two sons,Wilbert P. Chapman III of Cairo and Michael Glen Chapman of Cairo and sister Mary Lanum of Akron, Ohio.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers: Frank and John Marden.

Funeral services will be Sunday 2:00 PM at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Cairo with Rev. Carlos Nutter officiating.

Interment will follow at the Cairo Masonic Cemetery.

Visitation will be today from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.

Donald E. Barker

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Donald E. Barker

Age 85, of Glenville passed away on Wednesday, January 04, 2012 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital of Weston following a brief illness.

He was born in Glenville on May 07, 1926: son of the late Charles Barker and Rebecca (Marks) Barker.

On April 02, 1947, he married his beloved and devoted wife, Mary Jean (Ralston), who survives.

Mr. Barker began his career as parts manager at Ford Motor in Charleston. He later worked at Ford Motor and Kinney Shoe Corporation both of Glenville.

Donald was an active member of the Glenville Presbyterian Church, where he served as bookkeeper, Deacon, and Elder.

Mr. Barker was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served during World War II.

Family and friends will be received at the Glenville Presbyterian Church of Glenville on Saturday, January 07, 2012 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday 11:00 AM from the Glenville Presbyterian Church with Reverend Kenny Fisher officiating.

Interment will follow services in the Stalnaker Cemetery of Glenville.

Hardman-Paletti Funeral Home of Weston is in charge of arrangements for Donald E. Barker.

Thomas F. Cowan

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Thomas F. Cowan

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Thomas F. Cowan, age 55, of Harrisville, lost a nine year war against brain cancer on January 05, 2012, at his residence.

Tom was born February 09, 1956, in Parkersburg, the son of the late Dennis M. Cowan and Kaydean Bush Cowan of Shallotte, NC.

He graduated from Harrisville High School in 1974, being a standout athlete and four year letterman. He played football at Glenville State College where he received his BA degree in education, and then earned his graduate degree from West Virginia University. He was a retired principal and coach from Ritchie County High School where he taught and coached for 28 years. He was inducted into the Mid Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame.

Tom was a member of Smithville Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Theresa Riggs Cowan; two sons, Andrew T. Cowan (Shannon) of Harrisville and Ashley P. Cowan (Penny) of Dover, Ohio; grandchildren, Atley Cowan, Sawyer Cowan and Kale Cowan; sister, Kathy Henderson of Shallotte, N.C.; father and mother-in-law, Speedy and Ada Riggs of Chevaudefrise; and many family members, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews, all he held close to his heart.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Danny Lee Cowan.

Memorial services will be held 5:00 PM Saturday at Ritchie County High School, Ellenboro, WV, with the Rev. Ken Heiney and the Rev. John Frum officiating.

Friends may visit from 1:00 - 5:00 PM Saturday at the high school.

Donations are requested to: Tom Cowan Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o West Union Bank, 201 E. Main St., Harrisville, WV 26362.

Arrangements by Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville.

Karen S. Davis

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Karen S. Davis

Age 70, of 6499 Main Street, Jane Lew, WV, departed this life Sunday, January 01, 2012, at Crestview Nursing Home, Jane Lew, following an eight year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

She was born November 18, 1941, in Lewis County, WV, the daughter of Frances Curtis McCue Wilfong of Jane Lew and the late Junior R. McCue.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Kelly Osborne; and one brother, Richard McCue.

On December 20, 1959, she was united in marriage to Gene Davis, who survives.

Other survivors include mother and stepfather, Frances McCue Wilfong and Glenn Wilfong; three daughters, Francene Kirk and husband Jerry of Morgantown, WV, Gina Layhew and husband Ron of Belington, WV, and Mary Pritt and husband Jeff of Inwood, WV; son-in-law, Kenny Osborne of Princeton, WV, his wife Vickie and her two sons, John Embrescia and Michael Embrescia; five grandchildren, Jackie Layhew of Morgantown, Kristen Osborne of Princeton, and Kalee, Adam and Kelly Grace Pritt of Inwood; and one sister-in-law, Terry McCue.

Karen graduated from Jane Lew High School in 1959 and attended West Virginia Business College.

Karen retired from the Preston County Board of Education where she served as a secretary. She also worked in the Lewis County Board of Education, the English Department of Glenville State College, Albright National Bank of Kingwood and the First National Bank of Terra Alta.

Karen was a member of the Broad Run Baptist Church, American Legion Auxiliary 166 of Jane Lew and the OES of Athens, WV.

The family sends a special thank you to the caring staff of Crestview Manor, Lewis County Senior Citizens and Hospice.

Friends called from 3:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday, January 04, 2012, at Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Avenue, Weston, WV.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, January 05, 2012, at the Boyle Funeral Home Chapel with Ron Layhew officiating. Interment will follow in the WV National Cemetery, Pruntytown, WV.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church and Broad Run Baptist Church.

Boyle Funeral Home, Weston.

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